Even though our beloved Titans fell apart this season (and committed the atrocious act of firing our highly esteemed favorite coach ever - Coach Fisher), we still decided to still have a little fun with the Superbowl. This was the first year the boys were REALLY excited about it - I don't know if it's because they enjoyed playing football so much in the fall or if they're just old enough to be more aware of all the hoopla - but they were excited this year!
I made jello helmets and footballs in the team colors (black and yellow on the left side for the Steelers, and green and yellow on the right side for the Packers) which were a bit hit with the kids and our neighbors' kids!
All Sunday night activities at church were cancelled for the night (I know, it's terrible but that's reality!) so we didn't have kids choir or anything that night. We enjoyed the extra time to be together as a family and with our friends outside before settling in for the game. I made some fun snack food for our "party" - some queso and chips, some chicken fingers - and we even had some "Touchdown Sundae" ice cream that had caramel filled footballs in it! The boys had taken a nap that afternoon because they were insistent that they wanted to stay up and watch the whole game!
Callie did NOT ever sleep during rest time, so she was fading throughout the whole first quarter - but was insistent that she was NOT tired! That girl just does NOT want to miss a party. She was "watching" the game - although I'm not sure any of it makes sense to her - but she SO wants to be a part of everything that's going on! I finally convinced her it was time for bed at halftime when she saw all the players leaving the field and thought the game was over. Bless her little social heart!
Jacob made it until the start of the 4th quarter and then he finally closed his eyes. Josiah held on until the very end and watched every last play. They were very cute. They thought alot of the commercials were hilarious - our favorite was the Doritos commercial where the guy licks the other guys' fingers and smelled where the guy wiped his doritos hands. It was one of those nights where we had a glimpse of our kids being REAL kids - not just little bitty kids, you know? We enjoyed it (knowing that we'd pay for it the next day after letting them stay up so late :) )